Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Year
: 2011  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 571-

Treatment of relapse in adults with minimal change disease


E Nigel Wardle 
 London, United Kingdom

Correspondence Address:
E Nigel Wardle
London
United Kingdom




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Wardle E N. Treatment of relapse in adults with minimal change disease.Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl 2011;22:571-571


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Wardle E N. Treatment of relapse in adults with minimal change disease. Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl [serial online] 2011 [cited 2019 Dec 10 ];22:571-571
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To the Editor,

Having previously published my views that allergy, milk allergy in particular, is a cause of relapsing nephrotic syndrome in children, [1],[2] and that accordingly, only after suitable investigation should cyclophosphamide be given for this condition, I note the article by Dr. Mazin Shigidi [3] on relapsing minimal change in adults.

Unfortunately, one needs an organized clinical and laboratory immunology service to do justice to these patients. As an immunologist, I see no reason to think that the possible etiology will differ in adults from children. However, in an environment like Khartoum, there must be various tropical allergens to be considered.

References

1Wardle EN. Cyclophosphamide pulse therapy in relapsing nephrotic syndrome. Nephron 1991;58:377.
2Wardle EN. Minimal change nephrosis and allergy. Nephron 1996;74:422-3.
3Shigidi MM. The treatment of relapse in adults with minimal change nephrotic Syndrome Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl 2011;22(1):10-7.